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Plastic Pollution and Measures to Control

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Pollution caused by plastic

“POLLUTION CAUSED BY PLASTIC”

Pollution caused by plastic

CONTENTS

1. Aim 2. Introduction 3. What is plastic? 4. Environmental hazards caused by plastic 5. Measures to control pollution 6. Industries that produce plastic in India 7. Importance Of Plastic Industry Toward Economic Growth 8. Ban On Plastics In India 9. Cost Benefit Analysis 10.Conclusion 11.References

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AIM
To make a comparative study of plastics and its effect on the environment. To analyze and understand the importance of introducing effective measures to control pollution.

INTRODUCTION
Plastics have become a necessary commodity in today’s world. Everyone knowingly or unknowingly uses plastic substances. Karki (2008) discusses that plastic is used not only for making plastic bags but also for producing products that cover parts of vehicles that need to be protected. Karki (2008) reveals that plastics are synthetic substances that are the outcome of chemical reactions. It is a non-biodegradable substance that takes more than 100 years to decompose. It poses a threat to humans and animals. Once plastic materials are disposed off into the environment they end up in our waters ways, beaches and larger water bodies, thus harming our aquatic life. If plastic materials is burnt it releases toxic fumes into the atmosphere causing air pollution. Over the years plastic has become a substitute for packaging materials such as paper bags or cloth bags primarily due to its low cost as well as the ease involved in the manufacturing process, weight and availability (Karki, 2008).

PLASTIC
Plastic are synthetic substance made from chemical reaction. Plastics are made from petroleum. Plastic are polymers that consist of monomers linked by chemical bonds. These monomers are petrochemical substances that are not biodegradable.

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ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS CAUSED BY PLASTIC
Although there...